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Staff Sgt. Brian Miller commands Members of the Arizona Army National Guard Military Police Command for the National Anthem before the basketball game between the Mountain Pointe Pride and Tolleson Wolverines at Mountain Pointe on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
Dec. 14 marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. After that tragedy the entire country wanted to know how such a terrible thing could happen. And more importantly, how can we prevent it from ever happening again?
Gov. Jan Brewer is weighing whether the troubled Child Protective Services needs to be split into a separate agency headed by someone who reports directly to her.
There are so many variables when it comes to winning a state title in any sport.
Mountain Pointe coach Norris Vaughan, in white, and his staff led the Pride to their first state title in football.
I can’t imagine being a Child Protective Services (CPS) caseworker. But I can imagine why most of those men and women went into those jobs: an idealistic view that their work could make a difference in children’s lives, maybe save some kids from horrible fates, maybe find ways to change a dysfunctional family into a loving one.
Hundreds of parents, foster parents, current and former Child Protective Services (CPS) employees and child advocates showed up Tuesday night when the public had a chance to offer constructive ideas to five members of the CPS Oversight Committee.
Just a few weeks ago, Kyrene School District experienced a clear election victory for both the continuation of our Maintenance and Operations Override and our second ballot question to allow our governing board to lease, sell or exchange real property (our vacant land). We appreciate this strong vote of confidence and message of support from our community. While Kyrene has a total of 25 schools, 12 of them are in Ahwatukee, educating more than 8,000 students and employing nearly 500 staff members (many who live in the community).
Historic homes in downtown Phoenix are rolling out their welcome mats this weekend.
The Kyrene School District has been trying to incorporate new after-school programs to keep students intrigued, and the Community Education Road Crew has just the thing with a new sewing program.
Great news for all the hiking enthusiasts in the Valley. In January, Echo Canyon trail at Camelback Mountain will reopen and be better than ever. The trail has been revitalized to ensure long-term usage and the current parking situation enhanced to accommodate visitors.
Looking for a little buddy to hang out with, go on walks, go to the Farmer’s Market, or just sit around and read the Ahwatukee Foothills News? Well, Chris is your guy! He is about the best little dog a person could want. He gets along well with other dogs, doesn’t mind little kids hanging all over him, and would possibly be OK with a feline sibling or two. Chris is a 5-year-old male Jack Russell Terrier mix who came to the Arizona Animal Welfare League because his owner fell on hard times and was unable to keep him any longer, not because of any other reason other than he no longer had a house to live in and wanted a better life for Chris than living on the streets. Chris is an absolute staff favorite and currently resides in the dog adoption manager’s office because she cannot bear to put him in a kennel because he’s just that perfect.
The opponent is the right one. The one it needs to be. The team everyone measures itself against.
With the year coming to a rapid end, Inspire Kids Montessori is gearing up to finish its first fall season in a new Ahwatukee location.
“The Nutcracker” ballet” in Ahwatukee Foothills has been refreshed and reworked for its 14th year but the new changes have only added to the magic, according to Dance Studio 111 owner Kimberly Lewis.
Bishop Gorman’s Randall Cunningham Jr. scored on a 1-yard run with 2 minutes and 56 seconds left in the third quarter against Mountain Pointe on Aug. 23.
Ahwatukee Foothills News staff members travel down memory lane to share what the holidays mean to us
St. John Bosco Catholic School will host its 13th Annual Dads’ Club Turkey Bowl on the school’s athletic fields, 16035 S. 48th St., on Friday, Nov. 29, from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Desert Vista Marching Band has been crowned state champions by winning the Arizona State Marching Band competition.
The Holiday Open House Celebration at the Arizona Grand Resort on Saturday, Nov. 30 hopes to become a grand tradition for guests and the community.
The South East Valley (SEV) Junior Midget Wildcats and the Pee Wee Wildcats are heading to Florida to compete on the national stage at the American Youth Football (AYF) National Championship tournament Dec. 7.
Norris Vaughan is one win away from No. 100 in his Arizona coaching career.
The Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC), located at Kyrene de la Sierra Elementary School, is on the verge of shutting down due to a decrease on enrollment.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Jim Philo as the chamber’s membership coordinator.
One of the keys to having a good Friday night is making sure there are no surprises.